Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Plea

Here's my plea, Internet: See Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. And please, do it this weekend.

Simple fact: it is awesome. I am slightly biased - I loved the graphic novels it's based on, and I love the director, Edgar Wright (Shaun if the Dead, Hot Fuzz, "Spaced") - but I assure you, it's a movie that deserves to be seen. It's inventive, unique, hilarious, and action-packed. It's everything you want in a movie. And, though I fully believe audiences of all ages will enjoy it, if you grew up with video games and comic books, it will speak to you on a whole other level. If you're not going to see this movie right now then I do not understand you!

I want to believe that this can be a society where talent and creativity are rewarded, and where quality matters - but people are going to see movies that are not good en masse, and a movie that is very good is going ignored. This is something that frustrates me.

Actual, good movies that break the mould and have true creativity and talent behind them? That sort of thing should be seen and rewarded, not dismissed and/or ignored. Please, do not be part of the problem! See Scott Pilgrim! Soon! And if you dig it, spread the word!